News – SweFOR – Movimiento Sueco por la Reconciliación

Recent news from our international work

April 11, 2022
SweFOR calls for Coordinator for international accompaniment in Mexico
Do you want to support human rights defenders Mexico? Are you interested in human rights and peacebuilding? Are you fluent in Spanish and Swedish? Then this might be the job for you! (advertisement in Swedish)

Om oss Kristna Fredsrörelsen är en ideell förening som arbetar för fred och rättvisa, ett samhälle utan våld och ett hållbart sätt att leva. Vi skapar handlingsutrymme för hotade människorättsförsvarare och stödjer fredsaktörer i konfliktområden i Latinamerika och Afrika. Kombinerat med folkbildnings- och opinionsarbete i Sverige bidrar vi till att skapa fredliga och inkluderande samhällen. […]

February 24, 2022
Yonny Ronay, a student sentenced to 32 years in prison for a crime he did not commit

According to the lawyers of the Human Rights Center Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (Frayba), the trial against Yonny presents a series of irregularities, such as forgery of signatures, attribution of crimes unrelated to the accused and fabrication of testimonies by the prosecutor’s office in Chiapas, Mexico. Frayba confirms that Yonny’s case is just one […]

February 18, 2022
SweFOR calls for specialist position in advocacy and strategic communication for the protection of human rights defenders in Mexico
Would you like to work in favor of the protection of human rights defenders in Mexico? Do you have experience of work through advocacy, strategic communication and knowledge on the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico? Apply for the position in advocacy and strategic communication in Mexico no later than March 13, 2022!

Background The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) is an ecumenical Swedish nonviolence movement, founded in 1919, that works for peace and justice. SweFOR’s work seeks to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the world by promoting a peaceful approach to conflict resolution and respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. In the […]

November 22, 2021
Joint statement for the recent disinformation, defamation and criminalization campaign against the International Accompaniment Project in Guatemala (ACOGUATE)

November 3, 2021 Joint statement The Network of International Accompaniment Organizations in Latin America and allied organizations express concern about the recent disinformation, defamation and criminalization against the International Accompaniment Project in Guatemala (ACOGUATE).   The Peace Brigades International (PBI) organizations; Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba); Christian Teams of Action for […]

October 23, 2021
SweFOR Guatemala: Rejection of Violence
In the light of the misinformation circulating about our work and presence in Guatemala in the context of the march that took place in Guatemala City on the 12th of October, SweFOR as a nonviolent organisation would like to stress our rejection of all forms of violence and the acts of violence that took place during the march.

The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) is a Swedish nonviolent organization working for peace, justice, a world without violence and a sustainable way of life. Within the framework of our Peace Service programme, SweFOR accompanies human rights defenders in Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico to provide them with protection and amplify their space of action. The […]

October 15, 2021
SweFOR’s mandate in Guatemala: nonviolent work and presence – a clarification

The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) is a Swedish nonviolent organization working for peace, justice, a world without violence and a sustainable way of life. It is an ecumenical organisation established in 1919 and a member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has consultative status with the UN.  Through our Peace Service Program, […]

September 1, 2021
Forced Internal Displacement in Chiapas
Forced Internal Displacement (FID) is a multiple and continuous violation of human rights, especially related to a resurgence of socio-political violence and situations of serious armed conflict in Chiapas, which brings with it challenges for human rights defenders.

Forced internal displacement (FID), as a continuous and multiple violation of human rights, consists of the displacement of people or groups of people who have been forced or obligated to escape or flee from their home or their usual place of residence, particularly as a result of or to avoid the effects of an armed […]

August 5, 2021
Joint Statement – Concern for Father Marcelo’s safety Parish priest at the municipality of Simojovel and human rights defender
The Human Rights Center Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (Frayba) and the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) demonstrate concern for the human rights defender Father Marcelo Pérez Pérez due to acts of criminalization.

Joint Statement Concern for the safety of Father Marcelo, Parish priest at the municipality of Simojovel and human rights defender, Chiapas, Mexico Father Marcelo is an acknowledged human rights defender that, in his role as parish at the municipality of Simojovel and Social Work Coordinator at the diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas, has […]

January 21, 2021
CELEBRATE THE NUCLEAR BAN
Continue to Make Peace the New Normal!

On January 22nd, together with our fellow organisations in IFOR ( International Fellowship of Reconciliation) we join worldwide celebrations for the entering into force of the UN nuclear ban Treaty which states that nuclear weapons, not only are immoral, but also unlawful according to international law. We now invite everyone to join a Global Day […]

November 26, 2020
Faith-based peacebuilding? The story of my Life
Interview with Moses John, director of the Organisation for Nonviolence and Development (ONAD) in South Sudan.

“Faith is like connecting ones’ phone to the socket to recharge. Once a phone is recharged, one can use it”